Otago Polytechnic



On Monday 30 October 2017 we hosted the second joint symposium for Otago Polytechnic and Southern Institute of Technology.

The goal was to share and be inspired by research and teaching:

  • Innovative teaching and assessment methods
  • Research that informs teaching content
  • Involving students in research
  • Teaching students to research
  • Supervising research
  • Other research that reaches our communities



Thanks to all our speakers, who provided oral presentations in a wide variety of disciplines. 

Session Title Abstract Chair/ Presenter/s
9.30 morning tea and welcome     Leoni Schmidt
10.10 Session 1: Community effect     Stephanie Revell

Rocks of the Pacific Region


Ross Ramsay
10.45 Session 2: Community engagement     Matt King
  Vision simulation as education Butler-Vision-Simulation-as-Education.pdf Mary Butler
  Walk and Talk Therapy: Out of Place? Revell-Walk-and-Talk-Therapy.pdf Stephanie Revell
  A Valuable Lesson: The potential benefits and pitfalls of real-world community projects  Cathcart-Real-World-Community-Projects.pdf Emma Cathcart
11.55 Session 3: Teaching     Alexa Andrew
  Reducing the effects of residual mathematics anxiety on pre-service primary teachers Mumford-Residual-Maths-Anxiety2.pdf John Mumford
  Inclusive education in NZ then and now Fogarty-Perry-Inclusive-Education-in-NZ.pdf Barbara Fogarty Perry 

12.45 lunch

1.35 Session 4: Student assessment    

Joanne Whittle

  Assessment practices in STEM – A Case study from a Level 3 Bridging to Engineering Programme Peters-Cadzow-Assessment-practices-in-STEM-case-study.pdf   Hana Cadzow
  Online Assessment of Level 2 Engineering Maths Harmer-Quinn-Online-Assessment-of-Engineering-Maths.pdf   Mark Harmer and Gerard Quinn
  Video Assessment of Midwifery Practice Skills in Simulated Practice Situations McIntosh-et-al-Video-Assessment-of-Midwifery-Practice-Skills.pdf   Carolyn McIntosh and Yvonne Moseley-Martin
  Anxiety and oral assessments Robertson-Andrew-Gaffney-Clinical-Reasoning-Oral-Assessment.pdf   Alexa Andrew and Linda Robertson

3.10 Session 5: Student learning

    Barbara Fogarty Perry
  Reflections on the benefits and challenges created by facilitating a multidisciplinary student project Humphreys-King-Facilitating-a-Multidisciplinary-Student-Project.pdf  

Richard Humphreys and Matt King

  Hitch-hikers, couch potatoes, you’re fired!  Teaching research methods through a group project Whittle-Teaching-Research-Methods.pdf   Joanne Whittle
  The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Longitudinal Interprofessional Education (IPE) Initiative McMillan-Longitudinal-Interprofessional-Education-IPE-Initiative.pdf   Mary McMillan
4.20 voting     Lesley Brook 
4.30 afternoon tea       
4.45 presentation and thanks     Leoni Schmidt
5.00 finish      

Published on 7 Sep 2017

Orderdate: 7 Sep 2017
Expiry: 17 Nov 2017